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Central Maine Power continues support of KVCC with donation of bucket truck

AUGUSTA, Maine, April 4, 2008 — Central Maine Power Company is continuing its long tradition of supporting vocational education with the donation of a used bucket truck to Kennebec Valley Community College’s Electrical Lineworker Technology program. The truck is the latest of many donations the utility has made to the program over the years.

“We deeply appreciate the outstanding support CMP has provided our Electrical Lineworker Technology program over the years,” said KVCC President Barbara Woodlee. “The success and strength of this program reflects CMP’s commitment to quality education.”

The one-year program at KVCC provides students with the technical background and manual skills necessary for careers in the installation and maintenance of electrical power, telephone, and cable television systems. Nearly 300 students have completed the program since its inception at KVCC in 1990.

“The KVCC program is a perfect example of aligning education with the needs of local business,” said CMP President Sara Burns. “This investment will be repaid many times over in the form of highly skilled employees who are committed to working safely and providing good customer service.”

In prior years, CMP has made similar donations of cash, poles, bucket trucks, and other goods and services to KVCC’s Electrical Lineworker Technology program. More recently, the utility established an endowment to fund scholarships for deserving students enrolled in the program.

More information on this and other programs can be found at the college’s Web site:

About KVCC: Kennebec Valley Community College, one of the seven colleges in the Maine Community College System, is a commuter college located on a sixty-four acre campus in central Maine. KVCC was organized in 1969 by the 104th Maine Legislature and the first classes began in the fall of 1970, with 35 full-time and 131 part-time students. Since then, KVCC has undergone many changes and has grown to an enrollment of 1,926 full and part-time students enrolled in credit courses for the fall semester, 2006. In addition, KVCC offers a comprehensive schedule of continuing education courses and business and industry outreach programs.

About CMP: Central Maine Power, a subsidiary of Energy East Corporation, operates more than 25,000 miles of power lines and other facilities that deliver electricity to 80 percent of Maine’s population. Web site:

About Energy East: Energy East Corporation is a respected, super-regional energy services and delivery company serving about 3 million customers throughout upstate New York and New England. By providing outstanding customer service and meeting customers’ energy requirements in an environmentally responsible manner, Energy East will continue to be a valuable asset to the communities we serve.

KVCC President Barbara Woodlee, left, accepts the keys to a donated bucket truck from CMP President Sara Burns
as students enrolled in KVCC's Electrical Lineworker Technology program look on.
The bucket truck was the latest in many donations from CMP to the College.